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Kasper Schmeichel suffers broken hand and out for four to six weeks

Leicester City's Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel gestures during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City
Image: Kasper Schmeichel broke his hand in Copenhagen

Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel has broken his hand and will be out of action for a minimum of four weeks.

Schmeichel suffered the injury punching the ball during Wednesday night's 0-0 draw with FC Copenhagen in the Champions League.

He played for an hour - and even made what his manager Claudio Ranieri called a "fantastic" save against his international team-mate Andreas Cornelius in the final minute of the game - to maintain Leicester's record of four Champions League games without conceding a goal.

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Schmeichel went to a Copenhagen hospital on Wednesday night where x-rays showed the break, and he is now in a temporary cast.

He is flying back with the Leicester squad on Thursday afternoon, and will see a specialist surgeon in the UK to assess whether he needs surgery.

If he needs an operation he will be out for six weeks, but if surgery is not required he will be out for a month.

A club statement confirmed: "Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is set for a spell on the sidelines after fracturing his hand in Wednesday's UEFA Champions League draw in Copenhagen.

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"The Denmark international injured his right hand during the first half of the goalless draw at Parken Stadium and will see a specialist upon returning to the UK with the rest of the squad on Thursday."

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